Last year in October I managed to collect $92.30. At the time I had high yielding Biomed Realty Trust (BMR) bringing in $9.10 and low yielding Baxalta (BXLT) bringing $1.40. These are no longer in my portfolio, but luckily patching up these holes was not really a problem. In total 15 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of October 2015 and 2016 dividends:
|Company||Symbol||October 2015||October 2016|
|Algonquin Power & Utilities||AQN.TO||5,97||11,65|
|Bank of Nova Scotia||BNS.TO||7,00||14,80|
|Baxter International Inc||BAX||2,31||2,60|
|Cisco Systems Inc||CSCO||6,09||11,71|
|Coca-Cola Company (The)||KO||7,92||9,45|
|General Electric Co||GE||9,20||9,20|
|Main Street Capital Corp||MAIN||5,40||5,55|
|Realty Income Corp||O||6,09||6,47|
|Republic Services Inc||RSG||6,60||7,68|
|Rogers Communications Inc||RCI.B.TO||7,68||9,60|
|W.P. Carey Inc||WPC||10,51||14,78|
|Xcel Energy Inc||XEL||0||7,48|
|Biomed Realty Trust||BMR||9,10||0|
All right, so the total this October was $223.98. This means 142,7% increase year over year. Now that's what I'm talking about! This is the biggest growth I have ever reported, but of course it was enabled only because Telia split its distribution in two this year. If I exclude Telia from the total, then my dividend income was $127.03 which means 37,6% increase YoY.
Great progress with AGU.TO, AQN.TO, BNS.TO and CSCO thanks to dividend raises and additional shares bought. And of course MDT and XEL as new investments compared to last year. WPC as a high yield REIT continues to be important income producer too.
Total dividends during months 1-10 this year: $2,515.86. This is 8,2% increase from last year. OK, now I'm more comfortably on the positive side. Here are my dividends in a graph:
All these companies except Telia and Coca-Cola should pay again in January. I'm looking to buy additional shares at least in AGU.TO, AQN.TO, MDT and XEL. I may also initiate a new position with JAN/APR/JUL/OCT payment schedule.
Please note that I don't make any currency conversions here. I report dividends as they appear in their own currency. This time AGU.TO, BNS.TO and RCI.B.TO were paid in CAD, TELIA1.HE in EUR and the rest in USD. Additionally all numbers are before taxes. This prevents currency fluctuations and tax hassles from affecting my progress.
Thanks for reading. Dividend Income page has been updated to include October dividends.
Disclosure: Long all stocks that paid dividend in October 2016
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